Anyone who has visited Vienna in summer knows that the city is a tourist hotspot – that includes crowded places, lots of noise and hectic happenings. I was curious if I could find nevertheless a sense of romance in Vienna: I decided to go for a walk in the evening exploring the old town of Vienna. It was the perfect timing for my little walk because the last rays of light hit the historic buildings and the mild summer evening contributed to the romantic charm: I passed by art galleries, old book stores and beautiful inner courtyards. Surprisingly there were just a few people on the streets and I could actually enjoy the city and its treasures. A small guided tourist group came along my way and I listened to the interesting words of the guide about the narrow allays while walking to the St. Stephen’s Cathedral where a young woman sang French ballades with her band in front of the church. I spotted a Vespa in an inner courtyard and imagined how lovely it must be to explore the town this way. To sum it up, it was a really lovely evening and I was surprised that it was actually possible to find a little bit of silence and romance – even if there were many tourists around, I could still enjoy some quality time.
Exploring new places is one of my favourite things to do. I am happy when I am able to walk around with no destination in mind and take pictures of things which randomly catch my interest.
I have been in Vienna a few times, but it still feels like a new place to me. There are so many things to discover and therefore a weekend is definitely too short to spot the whole beauty.
This time I visited the Museum of Applied Arts (called MAK) amongst other places. Stefan Sagmeister’s “The Happy Show” is a very interesting and inspiring exhibition, which I can highly recommend and can be seen until 28.03.2016.